The Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony today, July 27, for its $53 million Coast Guard Air Station. The project proposal includes the development of a new air station in Southern California.
Woolpert is responsible for the design concepts and construction. Woolpert is a premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm.
The permanent new air station will include shops, a four-bay hangar facility spanning an area of 43,045 square feet, with storage for MH65T and MH60J helicopters. An administration building measuring an area of 12,183 square feet will also be designed. The administration building will contain offices, conference rooms, a clinic, and berthing functions.
Woolpert also provided associated utilities, site improvements, and sanitary sewer modifications. The firm also conducted bridge engineering and design to support the installation of a new concrete taxiway with asphalt-paved shoulders that will connect the new aircraft parking apron and aircraft hangar to the base’s existing NBVC Taxiway B. The concrete parking apron will include a hot refueling area and a TALON grid system to simulate U.S. Coast Guard ship tie-downs.
The property will include parking for 85 personal-occupancy vehicles.
The one-story hangar will have support space for storage and maintenance and will be accessible via a four-panel, vertical lift fabric door with a 250-foot clear opening. The project is designed to achieve LEED certification.
The Coast Guard Air Station at Point Mugu is scheduled to be completed in January 2023.